Now that the proper authorities have all been informed, I’m very happy to announce that I’ve accepted a full-time position as an editor at Resurrection House. I’ll be helping out with the usual: acquisitions, editing, production, marketing–you name it. Having done varieties of these jobs for different independent presses and journals over the years, I’m happy to finally bundle them all under one job description. Indeed–my dream job description.
Mark, the publisher, and I are long-time friends, and we’ve collaborated on a number of zany projects down in the creative trenches. I’ve been so thrilled by my own reception as a novelist at Resurrection House, that when the opportunity arose to revisit that experience upon other writers, I just couldn’t say no.
I’ve enjoyed my time in the video game world at id Software, and I’ll certainly miss my friends there. I’m know, however, that they’ll continue the good fight without me. I can’t wait for the rest of you to see what’s forthcoming from the studio.
It’s my great pleasure to announce that my next two novels have been acquired by Mark Teppo at Resurrection House. Chimpanzee and Totem are the second and third books in the thematic cluster that began with Noise, and they will be released in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
I’m very excited to work with Mark to bring these two books fully to life. I’ve worked on several different projects with him over the years, often trading editorial roles, and he knows the dark turns and bright lights and imaginary friends of my fiction sometimes even better than I do. The excitement he’s bringing to these books is outmatched only by own, and then only barely. I can’t wait for the journey.
Please, help yourself to descriptions of Chimpanzee and Totem
Here’s a gem that I’ve been holding onto for a long time. If you enjoyed Noise, you might enjoy this magical realist look at a resource-based religion engineering a dark, exploitative, and uncomfortably familiar society…
I’ve had the opportunity to hear Possessed by Paul James play several times, twice with his stellar touring partner Delaney Davidson, but it’s never occurred to me to encourage others to seek these guys out. They put on another great show this holiday weekend at Dan’s Silverleaf—this time, I remembered to tell you about them.
Darin is the author of three novels: Noise (2010), Chimpanzee (2014), and Totem (2015). With a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Literature and Theory, he works as an acquisitions and production editor at Resurrection House, having previously spent a number of years teaching writing and literature at several universities. He also worked as the full-time video-game writer at id Software for two years and served in various editorial and design capacities for a number of independent presses and journals. He lives in Texas with his wife, where he dreams of empty places.
In the aftermath of the switch from analog to digital TV, an anarchic movement known as Salvage hijacks the unused airwaves. Mixed in with the static’s random noise are dire warnings of the imminent economic, political, and social collapse of civilization—and cold-blooded lessons on how to survive the fall and prosper in the harsh new order that will inevitably arise from the ashes of the old. Learn more